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Published In: Flora Iranica : Flora des Iranischen Hochlandes und der Umrahmenden Gebirge : Persien, Afghanistan, Teile von West-Pakistan, Nord-Iraq, (cont) 150: 345. 1982. (Fl. Iranica) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: I.C. Hedge
General/Distribution: Monotypic; endemic to Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A distinct genus sharing some points of similarity with Lagochilus (habit), Otostegia (fades and corolla) and Leucas (calyx limb irregular, more than 5-partite) but whose precise affinities are uncertain.


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Subshrub, glabrous in all parts except flowers, pale green. Leaves ± linear, simple, entire, thick-textured, scarcely petiolate. Verticillasters 4-10-flowered, all remote. Calyx tubular-infundibuliform, coriaceous, indistinctly nerved, scarcely bilabiate, with 7-10 spiny spreading teeth, not or scarcely expanding in fruit. Corolla bilabiate; tube shortly exserted from calyx tube, V-annulate within; upper lip horizontal, densely pilose-villous, entire; lower lip 3-lobed with median lobe larger than laterals. Stamens 4; filaments and thecae glabrous; thecae bilocular, diverging. Style with 2 short equal lobes. Nutlets not known; in juvenile stage apparently truncate.
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